Becoming a parent.

Child Assistance Measure

Retraite Québec

Applying for the Supplement for Handicapped Children

Any beneficiary of the child assistance payment who has a dependent child with a physical or mental disability that significantly limits the child in his or her daily activities (see Definitions) for a foreseeable period of at least 1 year.

The child’s condition is assessed based on his or her capacity to carry out, unattended, the living habits of a child of that age with respect to nutrition, personal care, getting around, communication, interpersonal relations, responsibilities and education.

In 2017, the amount of the supplement for handicapped children is $190 per month. The amount is the same regardless of family income or the child’s handicap.

The supplement stops being paid in either of the following situations:

  • the child’s condition significantly improves
  • the beneficiary is no longer eligible for the child assistance payment

To apply for the supplement for handicapped children, the beneficiary of the child assistance payment must:

  1. Fill out the “Parent’s part” of the form Application for a Supplement for Handicapped Children, attach the documents required and send to Retraite Québec.
  2. Fill out section 1 of the “Professional’s part” of the form and send it to the healthcare professional who treated or assessed the child. The professional must complete that part and send it to Retraite Québec.

It is recommended that you send the “Parent’s part” and required documents as quickly as possible to Retraite Québec, since a retroactive payment could apply.

Note
Retraite Québec may require a medical reassessment later on to ascertain whether the child’s situation has improved and whether he or she is still entitled to the supplement for handicapped children. The frequency of such reassessments will depend on the child’s situation and handicap.  

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